Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2011
Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2011 . It's beautifully elegant and stylish, displaying red/black cherry, floral and subtle spice aromas on the nose. The palate is juicy and delicately flavoured with fine texture and polished tannins, finishing elegantly dry. The wine offers lovely ripe flavours within a sturdy frame, ensuring its graceful development.
At its best: 2015 to 2022. $27.50.
93.5 points Sam Kim
Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2012
Youthful, restrained and delicately perfumed on the nose displaying red/black cherry, floral and subtle savoury aromas. The palate is bright and juicy with lovely fruit intensity, backed by refreshing acidity and gently firm tannins. Wonderful structure and harmony. This is an elegant beauty destined to evolve to show greater richness and complexity. At its best: 2016 to 2022.
91-93 POINTS 4.5 STARS
Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2013
Attractive fragrances and floral aromas on the nose here. This has a leafy side too with violets, herbs and bracken, as well as purple cherries. The palate is supple and smooth, showing layered, ripe nutty tannins and boysenberries. Plenty of light, fleshy appeal. Drink now.
Bob Campbell describes it as an elegant wine with impressive purity and power plus an ethereal texture.
Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2014
Full, even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter edged. This has a moderately full and well-packed nose of ripe dark-red berry fruits along with dark plums and nuances of black cherries, and a fine layering of dark herbs and earth, unfolding nuances of raspberries, liquorice and spices. Medium-full bodied, the palate has gently mouthfilling flavours of rich and juicy dark-red berry fruits along with savoury earth and dark herbs, lifted by red floral nuances and enhanced by liquorice elements. The fruit is supported by fine, grainy tannin structure with some crisp acidity enlivening the mouthfeel. The fruit and structure is well entwined to provide body and presence which carries to a solid finish of sweet dark-red fruit and earth. This is a rich, mouthfilling Pinot Noir with balancing structure and some fine acid vitality. Match with game meat and casseroles over the next 6+ years. Clone 777, 667, 114, 115 and 5 fruit from vines planted in 2001, fully destemmed and fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 30% new barriques..
18.0/20 Raymond Chan;
Bob Campbell Review: Tasted alongside the 2013 vintage this wine is richer, riper and fleshier with black-fleshed plum, dark cherry, anise and spicy oak flavours. It has more power and intensity and is at the same time more accessible. It has a strong varietal and regional identity. 95 points.
Both 2013 and 2014 are excellent wines. My order of preference could easily switch on a different occasion
Brodie Estate Pinot Noir Reserve 2014
Bob Campbell Review:
A selection of the best barrels produces the reserve wine in top vintages. This is a rich, concentrated
“fruit bomb” style with a lush, silken, Musigny-like texture underpinned by
fine tannins which provide structure and potential longevity as well as a
peppery, spicy finish. 96 Points 5 stars.
Bright, even yellow colour with lemon-gold hues at the heart, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated and tightly bound with fresh citrus and yellow stonefruit aromas, showing good depth and intensity with subtle spicy oak notes, savoury detail and a suggestion of toast. Light-medium bodied, the palate is finely concentrated with flavours of citrus and yellow stonefruits with subtly lifted nutty and spicy oak and savoury seasoned oak elements. The mouthfeel is fresh with soft creamy barrel-ferment notes, balanced by fresh acidity. The palate flows along a fine line with a good core, leading to a light, refreshing citrussy and nutty finish. This is an elegant, citrussy and nutty Chardonnay with a soft, but fresh palate and line. Match with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 3+ years. Clone Mendoza and 15 fruit in equal proportions from the 'Arapai' vineyard, on Pirinoa Road fermented in a 1 y.o. puncheon and six barriques, one of which was new to 12.5% alc., the wine spending 8 months on lees with partial MLF. 17.5/20 Raymond Chan.
Brodie Estate The Angel's Sigh Rose 2016
Crisp, light, refreshing and charming, the wine shows lovely floral, peach and a touch of strawberry notes. It's juicy and lively, and full of friendly flavours with a hint of fruit sweetness at the end.
Sweet Dreams Rose 2017
For those who like the delicate flavours of the Angel's sigh with a greater degree of sweetness this wine is for you. Drink chilled iether as an aperitif or lunch time drink. Also as a dessert wine matched to fresh summer fruits.
Columbine Methode Traditionelle
Made from 90% pinot noir and 10% chardonnay with 18 months maturation on the yeast lees in bottle. Fresh and fruity with lovely acid balance. Drink now.
Iced Pinot Noir 2016
This is a delight for those with a taste for sticky. Clean pinot noir with a very long hang time were picked at the beginning of May. Gently pressed and chilled down three times and the ice removed to concentrate the juice. Late-harvested pinot noir grapes achieved extra 'concentration by icing'. The result is an unusual and appealing wine with slightly jammy plum and cherry flavours plus a deliciously creamy texture and reasonably lengthy finish. Port-like. 80 grams of residual sugar. Waiting to be drizzled over strawberries and ice cream. Purely made for your enjoyment.
Raymond Chan 17/20 3 stars. Bob Campbell 90/100
Off Licence no: 044/0FF/197/2010
Expires 12th day of March 2019
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